So where do we stand in the Peyton Manning derby on this fine Thursday?
Talking to all the parties involved, everybody still believes they’re in the game. Arizona and Miami included.
I believe it’s a two-team race at this stage: Denver and Tennessee.
Talking to people inside all four organizations, they’ve all presented themselves extremely well, and Peyton’s absorbed a lot of information. I think he wants to have a deal done relatively fast, and I think Peyton, the kind of person he is, he’s tired of the show as much as everybody else.
I think Manning wants to reach a conclusion and I think he’s going to process it in the next 12 to 24 hours and then reach a verdict.
I believe we’re looking at a toss-up between the Broncos and the Titans.
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– Michael Lombardi